Careers in Finance for School Leavers

Posted by: Jannike Post Date: 23rd January 2015

If you’re leaving school this year, you will be starting to consider what options to take when you leave, and the career path that you want to take.

There are many exciting and promising careers in Finance.

Many people believe that to achieve a role in this industry, you need to have multiple qualifications and degrees to confirm your knowledge, but you can start an entry-level apprenticeship, at the age of 16, which will build your skills, knowledge and experience in the workplace, without costing you the time and expense of university.

Which Careers in Finance Will I be able to Start With?

The Financial Services sector is very broad, and roles can be varied, depending on the industry of the company that you will be working for.

A typical entry-level role, or Level 2 Apprenticeship can be started when you leave school – an entry-level role requires hard-working, motivated, and reliable individuals.

From leaving school, you could gain a position such as:

  • Broking Administrator
  • Claims Handler
  • Mortgage Administrator
  • Credit Co-ordinator
  • Financial Administrator

Or, if you have a bit more knowledge, or experience within the industry, you could be able to start a Level 3 Apprenticeship.

Typical roles at this level include:

  • Underwriter
  • Broker
  • Pensions Manager
  • Credit Control Team Leader
  • Credit Manager

Would an apprenticeship in finance be right for you?

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What Happens When I Finish my Apprenticeship?

You will have formal qualifications that are recognised within the industry, meaning that you will be able to apply for positions, build up more experience and a career profile.

There are also further qualifications that you can study to increase your skills. If these are skills that will help you to develop within a company, it will be likely that your employer will fund you to do so, in order for you to develop in you role and achieve a higher position.

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